That is a very very low number because each year approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (For veterinarians, Iditarod is all about the sled dogs). Out of those 1.2 million of those are dogs. Some of those does are at kill shelters because they were abandoned. So it’s that also animal cruelty if a dog is healthy so why would you kill them. Also each year 16,000 dogs killed each year in organized dog fights (Please Help Stop Organized Dog Fighting) and that number continues to grow.
Argument Speech Attention Getter: Would you believe me if I told you that up to 200,000 animals are killed each year for cosmetic testing, according to Ian Murnaghan dated April 5, 2017? (Connect Topic to Audience) Please raise your hand if you have a pet (pause), so quite a few of you do. I bet some of these pets include cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, or fish. You may not know that all of these animals are commonly used for cosmetic animal testing. Your pets could have been one the unfortunate animals who die each year because of this unnecessary act.
They are not grazing around in a green field. Instead, they are being forced to lay eggs and get hormones injected into them to make them bigger. Is that really what you want in your body? Veganism is a kinder way of life, it’s better for the environment, and it helps your body in whole. Over 56 billion animals are killed every day for animal testing and meat.
Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year.Animal testing is a cruel and inhumane way to obtain research and knowledge. Animals can be very different from humans leaving researchers with poor test results. Animal experimentation is no longer necessary for research because of the abundance of solutions and alternatives to solve this issue and keep animals away from harm. For years, many people have been trying to control the amount of animal experimentation that's going on in society and its finally starting to pay off. Dr. Barnard shares “When I was in medical school at The George Washington University our instructor announced that the next week would include ‘dog lab,’” says Dr. Barnard.
One example of this is the commonly used Lethal Dose 50 Percent test – a test that requires animals to be injected with high amounts of toxin to determine what dose will kill 50 percent of test animals. During the manufacturing of Dysport, an anti-wrinkle treatment, test mice injected with the toxin in Dysport experienced muscle paralysis and nausea, leading to severe distress and suffocation over a few days. This may all result in a medical breakthrough or successful medicine that is beneficial to society, but neglect of basic animal welfare for the potential medical breakthrough is unacceptable. Stressed animals can also cause inaccurate results, which then requires more animals to be used since so many trials did not work.
“No matter whether it’s someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights” a quote from Brigitte Bardot on animal experimentation. Animal experimentation has been going on for over 300 years and this is just what has been recorded in records. There are many types of test performed on animals:Draize Test: A laboratory test in which a cosmetic or drug is dropped into a rabbit 's eyes, which are held open with clips, to determine the level of irritation. Named after John Henry Draize, a twentieth century pharmacologist with the United States Food and Drug Administration. Also there is the LD50 Test: A toxicity test used in animal testing that is performed until 50 percent of the animals are dead.
The practice of animal testing is a very debatable topic. “Each year, more than 100 million animals, including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds are killed in U.S. laboratories” (Experiments). “The term “animal testing” refers to procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into basic biology and diseases assessing the effectiveness of new medicinal products, and testing the human health and/or environmental safety of consumer and industry products such as cosmetics, household cleaners, food additives, pharmaceuticals and industrial/agro-chemicals” (About). There are numerous pros and cons of using animals in experiments for humans for our everyday needs. There is different pros for animal testing, including helping researchers to find drugs and treatments, help ensure the safety of drugs, there are no other testing alternatives, and it provides an opportunity to examine a complete life cycle.
Hundreds of lives have been saved along with hundreds of animal lives. The testing of animals has prevented millions of cases of over 200 diseases within animals. In humans, the development of vaccinations for multiple diseases has come from animal testing. This article’s purpose was to tell the achievements that animal testing has accomplished over the years. It also showed that animal testing does not only help humans but animals too.
Every year, millions of animals were suffering or killed due to scientific research. Some animal rights groups suggest that we should ban animal experiments because use animals for experimentation is cruel and animals should have the same right of living as human beings. A report from U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that more than 100 million animals are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. There are some other people believe that the death of animals will help and save millions of human lives. Personally I believe that the experimentation on animals for scientific and medical should not be stopped.
We All Have Rights Did you know that about over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year. The reason these animals die is because they are experimented on but half of the time the experiment does not even work. Scientist use animals for medical research to try and find a cure for a disease. All different kind of animals are tested but mostly they are mice, rats, monkeys, and rabbits. Scientist test all different kind of drugs on the animal to see if they can cure the disease the animal has, if it works on the animals it might have a chance to work on humans.